Tippets: Call to Action, More About Muskie, Fertilizing Forests

February 21, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • “Fly fishing is, at its heart, about our connection to something far greater and more perfect than modern existence,” writes Todd Tanner in a recent piece urging anglers to action to protect fisheries. Via Hatch Magazine.
  • The muskellunge is a top predator and gamefish and has rightly earned its nickname, “the fish of 10,000 casts.” Learn more about the behavior and range of the elusive muskie from Phil Monahan on the Orvis blog.
  • The Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of Canada depends on runs of salmon to bring nutrients up rivers from the sea when they spawn. A recent film short on the BBC features ecological economist Pavan Sukhdev, The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist Dr M Sanjayan, and camerawoman Sophie Darlington talking about the important role salmon play in fertilizing the forest.